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  1. Back to work tomorrow.

    by , 02-03-2014 at 08:17 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Back home safe after 22 hours on the road. We just missed the freezing rain and snow on our route. Our friends weren't so lucky. They took off for Wisconsin 45 minutes later than us and needed to stop and get a hotel for the night because of the road conditions. We saved on hotel stays coming and going.
    In summary, we spent less than 1/2 of what we have spent on past vacations. I slept in everyday until 8 or 9 a.m., my usual rising time is 5 a.m. We ate all but 2 meals from pantry of ...
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  2. Day 6 of semi-frugal vacation

    by , 02-01-2014 at 08:26 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Another uneventful day except for church and we asked friends out for supper to thank them for their hospitality this week. We went to a seafood restaurant. They refused to let us pay their share of the bill because of the prices. We couldn't talk them into letting us buy so we saved $$. Otherwise no spend for me today.
    I am so ready to start on our way back to Wisconsin tomorrow. I miss home, I miss my grown kids, I miss our dog, I even miss my work. I have appreciated the ability ...
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  3. Day 5 of semi-frugal vacation

    by , 01-31-2014 at 11:19 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    The weather warmed up today. yeah! Ice and snow gone from Myrtle Beach. Worked out in the fitness room in the a.m. and then went along to the golf course with the guys. Walked most of the course for exercise, fresh air and some sunshine. The birds were lively and as happy as me to have warmer temperatures. The guys used a coupon to get $5 off a round of golf and they gave us a 2nd golf cart for free so I could ride the cart. Very friendly staff. The course was Whispering Pines which just happens ...
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  4. Day 4 of semi-frugal vacation.

    by , 01-30-2014 at 04:18 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    No spending yet today for me. Watched a free movie in condo rec room on large screen. Played Words With Friends and video chatted again. Played Dirty Clubs with friends. A friend we are staying with broke her foot stepping off a curb, she went to urgent care and is in walking boot. No driving for her when they return to Wisconsin. They are retired so won't need to be in a hurry getting home.
    Looking like travel weather should be good Sunday and Monday for dh and I. 5-7 inches in my area ...
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  5. Day 3 of semi-frugal vacation

    by , 01-29-2014 at 09:57 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Not safe to travel so no driving today. Ate at condo. Did walk over to the ocean with winter coat and blanket wrapped around me. Not the kind of white sand beaches I was expecting (snow covered). Played sequence and Words with Friends and cribbage.
    Paid $4 for dh and I to play bingo. Before we started I noticed the serial number on his card was 1955, I told him it was a sign that he would be a winner since that is his birth year - he won the first game. Prize was a losing lottery ticket. ...
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